Brain Fever is what Sally Field's character gets on Soapdish, right?
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
"You can get so much of good thing, you can linger too long in your dreams, say good-bye to the oldies but goodies, 'cause the good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow isn't as bad as it seems" Billy Joel (as quoted by BigBadBob)
You're right - Mary died of a stroke (while visiting Carrie).